Description of a Transition – Closing of the California Notebooks 02

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poetry is
the description
of a transition

the details

of a voyage
into new unknown
lands laying

beside us all along

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This is the poems that comes right before the last one in my new book “California Notebooks 02”, coming soon!! This one is almost at the end… the last poem is a surprise.

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Grateful For The New California Notebooks 02! Italiano a fondo pagina :)

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Howdy to each and every one of you!
I’ve a heart full of gratitude, which is fitting for the season. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Great news here: California Notebooks 02 is ready and will be on Amazon.com by Christmas!

cover-california-noteboks-02This second volume is a little larger than the first. Enclosed in this vibrant green cover are 100 poems, 50 in each language, I love bilingual books! English readers, you will be able to get very soon your copy of this book that you have seen coming to life on this very site. It will take you on a wonderful voyage. Poetry here is a map to unusual places, to beauty, to wonder.

If you wish to be on my California Notebooks Mailing List, simply write to me a private email at this address: moscanna@gmail.com.

The book is now for sale in Italy and it can be found on line and in the largest bookstores such as Feltrinelli, Hoepli, IBS.

Let me know what you are grateful for and Happy Thanksgiving once more!!!

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Buongiorno a tutti!

Ho il cuore pieno di gratitudine, che è perfetto per la Festa del Giorno del Ringraziamento che cade proprio in questi giorni negli Stati Uniti. Auguri!!!

cover-california-noteboks-02Ho una bellissima notizia da darvi, California Notebooks 02, ossia il secondo volume dei quaderni Californiani è pronto!! Negli Stati Uniti sarà acquistabile per Natale mentre in Italia è già disponibile, su Feltrinelli, Hoepli e YCP. Il codice ISBN è 9788892630383

Questo volume è un po’ più grosso del primo. Racchiuse dentro questa copertina verde vibrante ci sono ben 100 poesie, 50 in ciascuna lingua. Adoro i libri bilingue! Potete da subito ordinare la vostra copia di questo libro che avete visto nascere su questo blog insieme a me. Vi trascinerà in un viaggio sorprendente. La poesia qui diventa una mappa, una guida per luoghi e paesaggi inusuali, mentre l’omnibus viaggia verso la bellezza e la meraviglia.

Se desiderate essere nella mailing list dei Quaderni Californiani (California Notebooks) scrivetemi a questo indirizzo: moscanna@gmail.com.

Non vedo l’ora di comunicarvi anche la data di pubblicazione internazionale ma, nel frattempo, godetene voi che potete!🙂 Sono davvero felice di avervi al mio fianco.

E voi, per cosa provate gratitudine? Scrivetemelo qui…

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An Upside Down World

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tonight
the moon is full

emptied from a thousand
engagements I lay in hot
water maybe illuminated

from the sky is the silence
repose approaching
hidden from light

an upside down world
a somersault and a wriggle to

find myself wondering star under
inside some lights I turn off before
the thoughts – then the eyes

slightly vibrating
weightless in the space
I found within

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Being, from the California Notebooks 02 (EN/IT)

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This poem – from the newly finished collection California Notebooks 02 – is dedicated to my dear friend Anna Maria who just stepped into everlasting life after much suffering due to cancer.

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being there
one day

where the sound
of butterflies wings

could be heard
stretched on a smile

attentive to my
body changes

on the awe of gratitude
cracking away

a bit at a time
to deeper life

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Questa poesia – tratta dalla nuovissima collezione California Notebooks 02 – è dedicata alla cara, dolcissima, amica Anna Maria, appena passata a vita migliore dopo una lunga sofferenza dovuta al cancro.

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esserci
un giorno

dove il suono delle
ali delle farfalle

può essere ascoltato
disteso su un sorriso

vigile ai mutamenti
del mio corpo

stupore della gratitudine
mi incrino un poco

alla volta a vita
più profonda

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On Being From The California Notebooks 2016

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when my words
surfacing out of
poetry define
who am I
I cry

I also
rejoice and
stand still as
if suspended
all at the same
exact

time holding
that tiny particle
of truth inside me
that shining in spite
of me

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On Poetry From The California Notebooks 2016

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it seems some days
that the sun moves
at a faster speed

it raises for a kiss
as I get a cup of coffee
and let the cat out

I see them playing
together in the shiny
grass birds may

join too as I give
shape to new poetry
typing away

suddenly it taps
on the backyard for
a sad goodbye

as I sit speechless

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Dreams From The California Notebooks

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showering
under the full moon
each drop a miniature

globe satellite revolving
my breath slowing
with each step

in the garden
eyelids lowering
under the rays

reflecting

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Desert Trip

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November 1st early
morning past sunrise
I’m out in the middle
of the deserted road

I stop to savor the
moment under a sturdy
blue sky half moon
suspended late up there

my eyes running up to
the lengths of the tall
palm trees where only
a bird or two greet me

I’ve got a couple of hours
a couple of water bottles and
some mountains to follow here’s
peace before my Sunday starts

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Here’s a teaser from the California Notebooks 02 compilation

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On Dreams

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I was trying to
dilate a dream

connecting deep
taking time

the early afternoon
was suddenly dark

fingers sinking
into it wrenching

walking the mind
dumbfound rounds

and rounds
sleepwalker

on a pitfall
a dive into

nothingness
an upside down

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Intertextures – Crossing Rivieras

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transparency
is something I
share with fish

I’m suspended
at last a gracious
moment they

stick closer if I
hold in stillnes
even more come

what is there
re generation
wisdom shared

I wish I could
last forever in
salty waters

weightless

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More poems of this collection: “Crossing Rivieras” can be found on this blog with the search botton to your right.

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Tra un singulto… video

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A short video (1’02”) of a poem read at the Festival of Literature of Arcore while I was presenting my book “Imputami il peccato di voler sopravvivere”. The book is in Italian only and can be found on Amazon.

Ecco un breve video (1’02”) di una poesia estrapolato dalla presentazione del libro “Imputami il peccato di voler sopravvivere” al Festival della Letteratura di Arcore il 17 Aprile 2016.

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Il libro, scritto solo in italiano, è in vendita nelle migliori librerie come online. E’ stato pubblicato nel 2013.

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Crossing Rivieras

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wellness downing

with the evening

lightly salty breeze

 

it’s a loud concert

around me waves

crashing every where

 

deep remote thunder

of the sea underneath

brought up by that

 

back and forth moving

crickets and cicadas

fighting for the solo

 

now that the city man

who couldn’t stop

talking has left

 

I’m laying on the cliff

open to the sky

a million pieces of

 

me scattered the last

rays of the day will

gather

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More poems of this collection: “Crossing Rivieras” can be found on this blog with the search botton to your right.